Honeybourne Neighbourhood Plan ‘Made’ (Adopted) - 30 April 2020

At its Council meeting on 30 April 2020, Wychavon District Council 'made' (adopted) the Honeybourne Neighbourhood Plan; it now forms part of the Development Plan for Wychavon District. The adopted Honeybourne Neighbourhood Plan and Decision Document can be viewed using the links below:

Alternatively hard copies of the above documents can be viewed at the following locations (once current COVID-19 related restrictions are relaxed):

  • Wychavon District Council, Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)
  • Evesham Community Contact Centre, Evesham Library, Oat Street, Evesham, WR11 4PJ (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am-3.30pm)
  • Evesham Library, Oat Street, Evesham, WR11 4PJ (Monday and Wednesday-Friday 9.30am-5pm, Tuesday 9.30am-7pm and Saturday 9.30am-4pm) 
  • Bidford Community Library, Bramley Way, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4QG (Monday and Tuesday 10am-4.30pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-12noon).

Successful Referendum - 5 March 2020

A Referendum on the Honeybourne Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 5 March 2020. There was a 28% turnout, with 89.5% voting in favour of Wychavon using the Neighbourhood Plan for Honeybourne to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area.

Decision Statement Published and Referendum Date Set for 5 March 2020 – 3 January 2020

Following the examination of the Honeybourne Neighbourhood Plan earlier on in the year, the Independent Examiner's recommended modifications have been agreed as detailed in the Decision Statement

A Referendum will be held on Thursday 5 March 2020 to ask voters "Do you want Wychavon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Honeybourne to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?"

Please follow the links below to view the documentation relating to the Honeybourne Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement and Referendum:

Examiner’s Report Received – 29 November 2019

The Report of the Independent Examiner, Christopher Collison of Planning and Management Ltd, on the Honeybourne Neighbourhood Plan was received on Friday 29 November 2019.

Examiner’s Report - Honeybourne Neighbourhood Plan

Examination Commenced - 1 November 2019

Wychavon District Council have appointed Christopher Collison of Planning and Management Limited to undertake the independent examination of the Honeybourne Neighbourhood Plan.

Examiner's Initial Letter (29 October 2019)
Parish Council's Response to Examiner's Initial Letter (11 November 2019)
Examiner's Letter Seeking Clarification to Parish Council's Response (14 November 2019)
Parish Council's Response to Examiner's Letter Seeking Clarification (21 November 2019)
Examiner's Letter Inviting Participation in Fact Check of Draft Report (21 November 2019)

Submitted Neighbourhood Plan Consultation - 23 August to 7 October 2019

Under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Honeybourne Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to Wychavon District Council on 19 August 2019. In accordance with Regulation 16, a public consultation was held from Friday 23 August to 5pm Monday 7 October 2019, during which interested parties were invited to make comments on the Honeybourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan.

To view the submitted Honeybourne Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents, please follow the links below:

To view the list of respondents to the Regulation 16 consultation and their comments, please follow the links below:

List of Respondents to the Honeybourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 Consultation

1 David Cowan
2 Sport England
3 Rebecca McClean, Severn Trent
4 Jane Hennell, Canal and River Trust
5 Jacqui Salt, Natural England
6 Peter Boland, Historic England
7 Lucy Bartley, Wood Plc on behalf of National Grid
8 Anna Brindle, Delta Planning on behalf of All Things Wild Ltd
9 Tessa Jones, Environment Agency
10 Paul Emms, Gladman Developments Ltd
11 Michael Little, Molyneux Rose LLP
12 Emily Barker, Worcestershire County Council
13 Dan Hatcher, Rosconn Strategic Land
14 Reiss Sadler, Wychavon District Council (Officer)
15 Katherine Lovesy-Barton, Pegasus Group on behalf of Johnson Brothers

Draft Neighbourhood Plan Consultation - 1 March to 12 April 2019

In accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Honeybourne Parish Council consulted on their draft Neighbourhood Plan from Friday 1 March to Friday 12 April 2019. To view the draft Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents, please follow the link below:

Neighbourhood Area Application - Approved 25 September 2015

Wychavon District Council received an application for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area by Honeybourne Parish Council on Wednesday 12 August 2015. The four week consultation ran from Monday 17 August until Monday 14 September 2015, and no objections were raised on the proposed neighbourhood area boundary. The Neighbourhood Area was subsequently approved by Gary Williams, Head of Planning and Infrastructure Services and Councillor Rob Adams, Portfolio Holder for Planning Policy on 25 September 2015.

Please follow the links below to view the documentation relating to the Honeybourne Neighbourhood Area application: